Redesigning your Living Room to make it more relaxing

Would you love to come home to a room where you can relax and feel all that tension drain away? If your answer to this question is a resounding ‘yes’ then this article is just for you. Modern life can often be fast-paced and unrelenting leaving you feeling weary and stressed, so the living room should ideally feel like a haven or sanctuary which is devoid of all these unwanted emotions. This article is full of helpful hints and tips on how you too can achieve that soothing atmosphere. You are just a tweak here and a touch there away from creating a living room where the whole family can relax.

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Go neutral

You can create your desired ambience by adding neutral tones such as subtle, soothing shades of beige, cream and lavender, as well as pastel colors like pale green and blue to your living room. Don’t be put off though – this doesn’t mean a total overhaul of the room; instead consider choosing a piece of living room furniture that could do with a lick of paint or decide to revamp your wall color.


If that all sounds a bit too drastic, you’ll be pleased to hear there are some simple tips on home makeovers you can use to create a similar feel to your room. Fact: Smaller sometime really is better. The addition of some soft, plush home accessories such as cushions, blankets and throws will lend your room a luxuriant, relaxing vibe. Home stores nowadays have a huge selection of sumptuous colors and textures available so your imagination really is the limit!

Set the mood

Why not create a spa-like feel right in the comfort of your living room. With the additions of candles, aromatherapy oils and a relaxing soundtrack you too could be transported to a world of peace and tranquility. The calm, subdued lighting combined with the relaxing scents in the air will work wonders with any latent stress and body tension. Remember that you can also alter your living room’s main lights so that they are not so harsh; go for a soft yellow glow rather than a blue-white glare.

Remove the clutter

Lastly, make sure you de-clutter the living room. If you have kids it’s easy for games, clothing and sports kit to become strewn around. Invest in some attractive baskets or storage units to keep things neat and tidy.